Zuhair Murad is without a doubt one of my favourite Lebanese fashion designers, he has conquered the red carpet with several breath-taking haute couture gowns seen on celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and many more. Zuhair Murad collections blend the ancient heritage with a modern twist, a signature to which the House is very loyal, with a mission for a continuous quest for craftsmanship, glamour and reverie. Perfection defines his exquisite bridal collection season after season, each garment is the result of a long and rigorous artisanal savoir-faire that creates the ultimate experience in elegance.
Earlier this week marked the launch of Zuhair Murad’s fall 2018 bridal collection ‘A midwinter’s night dream’ at The Wedding Club London, during the press launch we were able to admire his stunning creations up-close and personal, each gown was more magnificent than the other it was certainly hard to choose my favourite as I loved them all.
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An aurorae borealis, a quartz crystal or blushing cheeks: pink, the eternal symbol of femininity is celebrated throughout Zuhair Murad’s Bridal Collection 2018. The shade is used in a limited palette, ranging from tender ivory to powdered and muted tones, giving center stage to the house’s savoir-faire and the body it will envelop.
The collection celebrates a tradition both ancient and modernized, and more importantly, the woman is it designed for, equally in love and of her time.
Flowers appear in all shapes and sizes throughout the pieces, expressing the same philosophy – worn as a crown, natural and untamed, seemingly out of a Romantic-era engraving, embroided in 3D, or delicate on sheer chiffon like a tattoo on nude skin.
Channeling the timeless elegance of Grace Kelly, the short and bouffant cut Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face or Mia Farrow’s pared down chic in their respective off and on-screen weddings, each design radically rethinks classical codes. Silk chiffon, tears of ruffles and airy lace create a tension between what is made visible and invisible: boleros, capes and veils drape themselves over a bustier, an off-the-shoulder cut, a high slit…this equilibrium reflects a harmony between worlds, cultures and generations.
I simply love the long princess bridal capes, and detachable skirts that create two bridal looks from one magnificent gown. These amazing designs are available to preview and try on at The Wedding Club London.